This high quality, highly detailed, intermediate level, Swahili Zanzibar Arabian Dhow Model is fully assembled and ready for display (not a kit). This model is shipped fully assembled with the masts and sails up, no assembly required.
This Swahili Zanzibar Arabian Dhow Model was specially designed & built by the plank on bulkhead method (joining multiple small pieces of wood like Rosewood, Mahogany, Teak together on the hull). The bowsprit and two triangular masts are connected securely using advanced rigging. Each yard has an attached hand-stitched unfurled lateen sail made of fine linen. Included is a solid wood base with a brass name plate. The sailboat model is built exactly to scale as an original Arabian Dhow was with many details. The task required skillful craftsmen many hours to accomplish.
Dhow is the generic name of a number of traditional sailing vessels with one or more masts with settee or sometimes lateen sails, used in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean region. Typically sporting long thin hulls, dhows are trading vessels primarily used to carry heavy items, such as fruit, fresh water, or other heavy merchandise, along the coasts of Eastern Arabia, East Africa, Yemen and coastal South Asia (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh). The dhow was known for two distinctive features including its aforementioned triangular or lateen sail, and also for its stitched construction. Stitched boats were made by sewing the hull boards together with fibers, cords or thongs. Larger dhows have crews of approximately thirty, smaller ones typically around twelve.
The sailboat model measures 30.5" long from bow to stern. It's a fabulous boat model that will be a conversation piece for any room or office.
Highlights about this historic Dhow model boat:
- 100% hand built from scratch using “plank on bulkhead” construction method
- Included with this intermediate level sailboat model is a solid wood base with a brass name plate
- Size: 30.5" overall length x 26.5" height x 5" width
- Condition: New (fully assembled)
- Hundreds of hours where required to finish this model sailboat
- Completed model contains thousands of details created by skillful master craftsmen
- Made of finest wood like Rosewood, Mahogany, Teak and other exotic tropical wood
- Chrome and brass fittings and ornaments constitute the excellence of this model
- Extensive research through original plans and pictures make this model authentic
- This model went through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop